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47. Very simple for me. I can feel the presence of God in my life.
I can see God when I walk in the woods, when my husband smiles, or when one of the children I work with holds my hand. I can see God when I watch my ferrets play and when I spend time with my family. There is always something holding me up when I feel awful, and to me that's God.


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  -Why are you an atheist OR why are you not an atheist? OhMyGod  Jan-02-04 11:16 AM   #0 
  - My answer  wryter2000   Jan-02-04 11:16 AM   #1 
  - Because none of it ever added up for me.....  vi5   Jan-02-04 11:19 AM   #2 
  - I have answers for both questions, actually  JCCyC   Jan-02-04 11:20 AM   #3 
  - Born an Atheist  Nomad559   Jan-02-04 11:22 AM   #4 
  - I am an atheist because I was raised that way  wtmusic   Jan-02-04 11:22 AM   #5 
  - Born an atheist  lazarus   Jan-02-04 11:24 AM   #6 
  - Wait, let's rethink this Easter Bunny thing--I'm pretty sure it  Darwin2002   Jan-02-04 12:17 PM   #60 
  - I believe in God for the simple fact that I cannot look at our universe  7blades   Jan-02-04 11:24 AM   #7 
  - It's interesting you mention the children thing...  vi5   Jan-02-04 11:28 AM   #15 
     - Well, it's the old question of "Why do bad things happen?" I think that  7blades   Jan-02-04 11:42 AM   #28 
        - Yeah, that's my mom's take but I can't get with it...  vi5   Jan-02-04 11:56 AM   #43 
  - Well my faith is probably the most complicated thing about me  JohnKleeb   Jan-02-04 11:24 AM   #8 
  - Very thoughtful response  OhMyGod   Jan-02-04 11:37 AM   #23 
     - Your welcome  JohnKleeb   Jan-02-04 11:51 AM   #39 
  - We're all atheists...  chiburb   Jan-02-04 11:25 AM   #9 
  - I was raised without religion & never felt the need  Jokerman   Jan-02-04 11:25 AM   #10 
  - There are no atheists in foxholes...  boloboffin   Jan-02-04 11:39 AM   #25 
     - As artistically true as that line is, it's still pretty arrogant sounding  Bucky   Jan-02-04 12:53 PM   #69 
        - Arrogant?  boloboffin   Jan-02-04 01:05 PM   #73 
  - Xtianity is just too preposterous for me  leftofthedial   Jan-02-04 11:25 AM   #11 
  - Have you (anyone?) ever read "Kissing Hank's Ass?"  Bertha Venation   Jan-02-04 11:34 AM   #20 
     - bingo!  leftofthedial   Jan-02-04 11:58 AM   #44 
     - I love that, and it also has absolutely nothing to do....  Selwynn   Jan-02-04 12:11 PM   #51 
        - you have to realize your Christian faith is not the only Christian faith  truthspeaker   Jan-02-04 12:54 PM   #71 
           - And you have to realize that the faith you criticize is not the only...  Selwynn   Jan-03-04 12:46 AM   #82 
  - Born an atheist, raised atheist, forever atheist.  RandomKoolzip   Jan-02-04 11:26 AM   #12 
  - I'm not an atheist  felonious thunk   Jan-02-04 11:27 AM   #13 
  - I love your name!  OhMyGod   Jan-02-04 11:39 AM   #26 
  - ah, but that makes you an atheist- the opposite of a theist  arcane1   Jan-02-04 11:51 AM   #40 
     - That is not the definition of an atheist - he would be agnostic.  Selwynn   Jan-02-04 12:12 PM   #53 
        - not quite  arcane1   Jan-02-04 12:16 PM   #58 
           - I disagree  felonious thunk   Jan-02-04 01:28 PM   #78 
  - I don't really see a difference between  Bozola   Jan-02-04 11:27 AM   #14 
  - Mr. Sawzall, huh? I think there's a tribe in New Guinea that  7blades   Jan-02-04 11:30 AM   #17 
     - The Sawzall should be worshiped.  Bozola   Jan-02-04 11:36 AM   #22 
        - Much better is the Makita Circumzall  wtmusic   Jan-02-04 12:31 PM   #64 
  - very simple. I need proof before i believe something  jonnyblitz   Jan-02-04 11:29 AM   #16 
  - "I respect their beliefs tho they rarely respect mine."  Bertha Venation   Jan-02-04 11:42 AM   #30 
     - I prefer "Fundamentalist Evangelical Christian Exceedingly Sanctimonious."  JCCyC   Jan-02-04 11:46 AM   #34 
        - Oh, MY!  Bertha Venation   Jan-02-04 11:48 AM   #36 
        - F.E.C.E.S. ... ROTFLMAO !!!!  Martin Eden   Jan-02-04 01:22 PM   #77 
  - I think I'm an atheist but I live like I believe in God.  Bertha Venation   Jan-02-04 11:30 AM   #18 
  - Good attitude to live by BV  wtmusic   Jan-02-04 12:13 PM   #56 
  - I'm an atheist because it seems right to me  curse10   Jan-02-04 11:31 AM   #19 
  - There is no ultimate truth  Radical__Moderate   Jan-02-04 11:35 AM   #21 
  - I Agree!  RandomKoolzip   Jan-02-04 11:40 AM   #27 
  - Yes, and does that have anything to do with atheism?  wtmusic   Jan-02-04 11:43 AM   #31 
  - It proves there can be no absolute truth  Radical__Moderate   Jan-02-04 11:47 AM   #35 
     - All it proves  wtmusic   Jan-02-04 12:01 PM   #45 
        - exactly  Radical__Moderate   Jan-02-04 12:06 PM   #48 
           - In the words of the immortal philosopher and theologian John Lennon:  wtmusic   Jan-02-04 12:11 PM   #52 
              - I think you are getting it  Radical__Moderate   Jan-02-04 12:16 PM   #59 
  - Too elementary. Send us something more complex.  JCCyC   Jan-02-04 11:44 AM   #32 
  - you're being sarcastic, right?  Bertha Venation   Jan-02-04 11:53 AM   #42 
  - I used this well written explaination of Godel's theorum  Radical__Moderate   Jan-02-04 12:16 PM   #57 
  - Okay. RM, no offense was meant...  Bertha Venation   Jan-02-04 02:36 PM   #80 
  - In the book "Godel Escher Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid"  wtmusic   Jan-02-04 12:27 PM   #63 
     - Yes I have read that book-  Radical__Moderate   Jan-02-04 12:53 PM   #70 
  - you took the words right out of my mouth  leftofthedial   Jan-02-04 12:08 PM   #49 
  - I've always been a Catholic  ih8thegop   Jan-02-04 11:38 AM   #24 
  - A study showed that atheists tend to need other people less  cryofan   Jan-02-04 11:42 AM   #29 
  - Interesting Web site  OhMyGod   Jan-02-04 11:46 AM   #33 
  - huh?  lazarus   Jan-02-04 11:51 AM   #38 
  - First, you have to define "atheist"  TreasonousBastard   Jan-02-04 11:50 AM   #37 
  - COULD there be a "supreme being"?  wysimdnwyg   Jan-02-04 11:52 AM   #41 
  - "thou art God"  arcane1   Jan-02-04 12:03 PM   #46 
  - Very simple for me. I can feel the presence of God in my life.  scarlet_owl   Jan-02-04 12:04 PM   #47 
  - I am not an atheist because I believe in God :)  Selwynn   Jan-02-04 12:08 PM   #50 
  - Interesting  OhMyGod   Jan-02-04 12:13 PM   #55 
     - Oooooh baby! :D  Selwynn   Jan-02-04 12:48 PM   #66 
  - Because I don't believe in a "trickster" god.  DrWeird   Jan-02-04 12:12 PM   #54 
  - I don't believe in a trickster God either...  Selwynn   Jan-02-04 12:49 PM   #67 
     - For instance?  DrWeird   Jan-02-04 01:12 PM   #74 
        - How do you "for instance" everything?  Selwynn   Jan-03-04 12:44 AM   #81 
  - agnostic WRT a non-interventionist creator "god", atheist WRT all others  truthspeaker   Jan-02-04 12:18 PM   #61 
  - These philosophy threads hurt my head  wtmusic   Jan-02-04 12:21 PM   #62 
  - Very simple question to answer.  RebelOne   Jan-02-04 12:44 PM   #65 
  - conscience and reason  Iverson   Jan-02-04 12:50 PM   #68 
  - I used to be atheist, but I had a change of heart  Bucky   Jan-02-04 01:00 PM   #72 
  - AGNOSTIC -- because I don't know ultimate reality  Martin Eden   Jan-02-04 01:14 PM   #75 
  - I keep coming back to the most basic of questions  camero   Jan-02-04 01:17 PM   #76 
  - It's not that I chose to be atheist. I just choose to no longer be Jewish.  no_hypocrisy   Jan-02-04 01:29 PM   #79 
  - I was raised UU...  pengpong   Jan-03-04 01:03 AM   #83 
 

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